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Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

The Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is situated at 4 Kms. from Srirangapatna and 19 Kms. from Mysore. The Bird Sanctuary is named after Sri Ranganatha Swamy, an incarnation of Hindu God Vishnu. It is an island on the river Cauvery and it is spread on an area of 40 acres. The Sanctuary includes six islands and was declared a bird sanctuary in 1940.

Ranganathittu Bird SanctuaryRanganathittu Bird Sanctuary is an important nesting and breeding ground for the thousands of bird species. Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary witnesses the arrival of a large number of migratory birds of different flocks from as far as Siberia, North America and Australia. The migratory birds start arriving at the Ranganathittu Bird sanctuary in December and the breeding season starts during the winter months and they finally migrate back with their nestlings in August.

The islands host numerous mammals and migratory birds. Some of them are Bonnet Macaque, colonies of Flying Fox and common small mammals like Indian Gray Mongoose, the monitor lizard and Civet. The Marsh Crocodile also called the Mugger Crocodile is a common inhabitant of the riverine reed beds. Migratory water birds include Painted Stork, Asian Open bill Stork, Common Spoonbill, Woolly-necked Stork, Black-headed Ibis, White Ibis, Lesser Whistling Duck, Indian Shag, Stork-billed Kingfisher and other common birds like egrets, cormorants, Oriental Darter, and herons. The Great Stone Plover, and River Tern also nest here. It is home to a large flock of Streak-throated Swallows.

Ranger-guided boat tours of the islands are available throughout the day, and are a good way to watch birds, crocodiles, otters and bats. The seasons for visiting the park are: June - November (during the nesting season of the water birds).

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary Timings

09:00 am - 06:00 pm

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary Entry Charges

Indian National Rs. 50/-
Foreign Tourist Rs. 200/-

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary Boating Charges

Indian National Rs. 50/-
Foreign Tourist Rs. 200/-

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary Parking Charges

Four Wheeler Rs. 30/-
Two Wheeler Rs. 20/-

How to Reach Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is 19 Kms from Mysore and 4 Kms Srirangapatna.
Mysore City Buses & Private Buses ply regularly from Mysore City and Srirangapatna

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